Genetic Testing and Genetic Screening
McCarrick, Pat Milmoe
The completion of the mapping of the human genome (see Scope Note 17: The Human Genome Project) shifts the spotlight of ethical inquiry from general questions about genetic research to specific issues with such topics as genetic screening. Ethical dilemmas with genetic testing and screening were foreseen over three decades ago by bioethicists who asked whether questionable applications could stop "legitimate pursuits'' (1, Gaylin 1972) and whether genetic disease might come to be viewed as "transmissible'' in the sense of being contagious (1, Veatch 1974).
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McCarrick, Patricia Milmoe (1995-03)There are many different gender issues involved in health care. This Scope Note provides a broad overview of the ways in which the health care and bioethical literature have reported and looked at gender issues, ...